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Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

 Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter
Out of thyme? No worries, the beauty of this dish is in its versatility. Try using another herb instead. —Sarah Reid, Oshawa, Ontario
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute asparagus and mushrooms in butter and oil
  • until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 64 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.